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Windows XP Home Networking makes home networking easy. With more and more families keeping an older computer in service when a new PC is purchased, there is now an opportunity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide to take advantage of the benefits of home networking. This book teaches the reader how to share Internet connections, share local resources like files and printers, and also ensure that their network is safe from attackers.
Windows XP Home Networking covers both the professional and home editions of Windows XP. It includes information on connecting to the Internet with modem or broadband connections, planning and setting up a home network, sharing an Internet connection between two or more computers, understanding users, sharing networking resources, wireless networking, XP remote access features, XP .NET and Web integration, security, and more. Topics include basic connection and home networking advice, remote access, and Internet integration: Everything a home network owner will need to get online, share a connection, and publish information to the Web, all while keeping their home network safe from intrusion.
Windows XP includes a new Network Setup Wizard, multiple IP profiles for network cards, pervasive wireless networking support, a new network bridging feature, improved Internet Connection Sharing, and a new Internet Connection Firewall. All of these features are covered in Windows XP Home Networking.
All the Know-How You Need to Set Up a Home Networkand Make the Most of It
- Plan and set up a wireless or wired home network with ease
- Share Internet connections, files, and peripherals between computers
- Ensure that your home network is safe from outside intrusion
Windows XP is packed with features that make home networking easier than ever. In this comprehensive guide, Windows expert Paul Thurrott shows you step by step how to choose between wired and wireless options, set up and secure your network, and then take advantage of Windows XPs many network capabilities and options. From sorting out cables and routers to sharing Internet connections and printers to configuring firewalls and e-mail, this book delivers all the information you need to bring networking home.
Detailed Instructions for Networking Your Home
- Get a modem or broadband Internet connection
- Understand your home networking options
- Set up a wired or wireless home network
- Share Internet connections, printers, and files
- Secure your network with passwords and a firewall
- Explore advanced networking options
- Configure browsers, e-mail, and instant messaging
- Create your own Web page and get remote assistance
- Synch PDAs with your networked PCs
- Harness Windows XP Professional Edition for Remote Desktop access
About the Author
Paul Thurrott is News Editor of Windows & .NET Magazine and Connected Home Magazine. He also contributes to a number of online newsletters and Web sites that focus on Windows. His books include Great Digital Media with Windows XP.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Connected.
Chapter 1: Windows XP and Home Networking.
Chapter 2: Introduction to Networking.
Chapter 3: Life in the Slow Lane: Connecting with a Modem.
Chapter 4: Information Superhighway: Making the Broadband Connection.
Part II: Home Networking.
Chapter 5: Creating Your Home Network.
Chapter 6: Sharing an Internet Connection.
Chapter 7: Working with Users and Passwords.
Chapter 8: Securely Sharing Network Resources.
Chapter 9: Lose the Tether: Wireless Networking.
Chapter 10: Advanced Home Networking.
Part III: Internet.
Chapter 11: Windows XP/.NET Integration.
Chapter 12: Browsing and Searching the Web.
Chapter 13: Collaborating with E-Mail and Newsgroups in XP.
Chapter 14: Communicating with Windows Messenger.
Chapter 15: Web Publishing.
Part IV: Remote Access.
Chapter 16: Getting Help with Remote Assistance.
Chapter 17: Using Remote Desktop.
Part V: Device Connections.
Chapter 18: Laptops.
Chapter 19: Pocket PC.
Chapter 20 Using Palm Devices with Windows XP.
Chapter 21 Other Devices.